Combining Gannís 50% Rule With VIDYA by Gerald Marisch
Sometimes, the most puzzling of trading questions can be answered with the simplest of technical methods. Here, two such methods are combined for trading: Tushar Chande's variable indexed dynamic average (VIDYA), a moving average that automatically adjusts to the current market's volatility and is used as a trend indicator, and a classic rule of thumb from early-day trader W.D. Gann known as the 50% rule is added.
Off-floor, intraday traders are faced with decisions throughout the trading day. Two of the simpler yet most perplexing questions are, first: Which way are prices trending? And second: Is the reaction occurring during a trend, part of the trend, or the end of the trend? For the
answers to these questions and many more, consider W.D. Gannís 50% rule, and a previously introduced trend monitor called the VIDYA 21,5.